EDITORIAL

Protect Livelihoods Too

Protect Livelihoods Too

It is high time that the administration rethinks its approach to the pandemic and balances its efforts to arrest the spread of Covid with steps to protect the livelihoods.

Martyrs’ Day

Martyrs’ Day

The withdrawal of the government patronage of the day has made people more conscious of its historic and symbolic significance. If the government doesn’t review its decision, July 13 is likely to grow in its symbolic significance with time

After Ladakh Stand-Off 

After Ladakh Stand-Off 

The only way that the current destabilizing situation can be effectively tackled is for the regional powers including India and Pakistan to cooperate and find a comprehensive solution to the issues dividing them

Bring The Tourists Back

Bring The Tourists Back

For eleven months now no tourists have visited Kashmir. It is good that the administration is finally waking up to the need to revive the sector. Kashmir has lost four straight seasons to the turmoil and the region can ill-afford further halt to the economic activities

Back From The Brink

Back From The Brink

The current stand-off with China has been the bitterest since the 1962 war. This time China has aggressively asserted its claim to its side of the LAC and also captured strategic areas in Galwan Valley, Pangong Tso, Hot Springs and Gogra

Mounting Virus Challenge

Mounting Virus Challenge

Going forward the situation doesn’t give confidence. At the current rate, the number of cases are going to be far too many in near future to be handled by our existing health infrastructure. More so, when the healthcare professionals are also now indicating that the community transmission might have already set in

Sopore Tragedy

Sopore Tragedy

The tragedy of the civilian’s killing and the attendant pictures of the boy are beyond the predictable condemnations  and  the disingenous ordering of  probe. It is the moral vacuum in which such killings take place

Point of Order

Point of Order

After all the lies & false assurances last year even if/when the government explains these orders hardly any of us will take the assurances at face value”.  For its orders and explanations to carry faith with people, the government needs to rebuild its credibility

Geelani’s Resignation

Geelani’s Resignation

Hurriyat was conspicuously absent from the scene from August 2019 onwards. And this was so unlike it’s role in Kashmir over the 27 years of its existence, more so during the unrests when the grouping would be in a driving seat issuing hartal calls and calling for protests

Lingering Stand-off

Lingering Stand-off

India-China border face-off is not only creating a sharper regional divide but also accelerating the process of cold war between China and the US

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